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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What is in the envelope that Dawn has created for Richard?
2. In Chapter 7, rehearsals begin for the third play in the book; which play is it?
3. Where is the reporter from that will interview Stella?
4. Who is cast as Mullins in the play beginning in Chapter 7?
5. What is Stella's job for the third production in the book?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Geoffrey feel about Stella by Chapter 6?
2. What does Stella learn about Meredith and Bunny's true backgrounds?
3. How does Stella feel after upsetting Lily and what does she do about it?
4. What new job has Meredith given Stella in Chapter 6, and what is so funny about it?
5. How does O'Hara feel about Stella?
6. What impact on the production has O'Hara made playing his role in the play?
7. Why does Dawn give Bunny an envelope at the train station?
8. Where does Uncle Vernon get invited to three days before Christmas, and who invites him?
9. What is Stella's new role for the third play put on in the book?
10. Who is not feeling festive with Christmas approaching and why?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Tell the series of events that Stella's lie to Dawn sets in motion. End with how it leads to the entrance of O'Hara.
Essay Topic 2
Describe how a bath is drawn at the point in time of the novel in Liverpool. The author goes to great lengths to describe how this process was extremely hard work compared to modern day baths where you just turn on the water. How does the author taking time out to address this help the reader become part of the time period and setting of the book?
Essay Topic 3
Did starting the book with a flash-forward add to the quality of the book or inhibit it? What are the benefits, as the reader, to having the information from the flash-forward? What are the drawbacks to being given the flash-forward?
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